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High Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery with Novel Separator Membrane for Space Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … or graphite/LiFePO4 systems, have limited specific energy to around 220 Wh/kg on the cell level. In order to meet the future NASA mission requirements, new out-of-box battery chemistries and components need to be developed.On the commercial side, electric … more

SBIR Phase I: High Performance Single Inductor Multiple Output DC Converter

Company: Cirasys, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … electronic devices are increasing in complexity and experiencing greater performance demands. There are numerous applications for this technology, including consumer electronics, smartphones, portable computers, telecommunications equipment, servers and data centers, … more

Novel Solid Electrolyte Based Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Conventional lithium-ion batteries demonstrate great potential for applications in electrical vehicles, but they face some major challenges such as low energy density and high cost. It is worthwhile to pursue alternative strategies to address the… more

Flexible Barrier Coatings for Harsh Environments

Company: GVD CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is a need to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and their supporting infrastructure to enable FCEV competitiveness. Many reliability problems stem from plastic and elastomer seals employed in hydrogen systems that… more

Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power System

Company: Physical Optics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … space programs. This technology has applications in a variety of military sectors, including power management of the myriad of wearable electronics currently used by the dismounted warfighter. Commercial applications include growing business sectors such as electrical … more

Construction of High Energy Density Batteries

Company: PHYSICAL SCIENCES, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …t the ability to scale the relevant techniques as required for wide-scale adoption. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The developed techniques will allow the design of cells offering higher energy densities at the lower costs required for use in electric … more

High Performance, Nonflammable IL Electrolyte

Company: PHYSICAL SCIENCES, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of the proposed electrolyte could lead to safer cells for all applications. In particular, manned DOD and space missions need these batteries to prevent damage to personnel and high value equipment. Long-term the technology could be used in cell phones, electric … more

New Non-Carbonate Organosilicon Enhanced Safety High Temperature Electrolyte

Company: Silatronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …rochemical stability. Their interaction and safety profile with high energy density cathode and anode materials will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Success of this program will lead to lower cost and better performing Li-ion batteries for electric… more

Efficient Manufacturing of Low Defect Density SiC Substrates using a Novel Defect Capped Planarization Assisted Growth (DC-PAG) Method

Company: Sinmat Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, high frequency and alternative energy applications. Silicon carbide (SiC) power devices can be used in applications such as solar inverters, power conversion in computing and network power supplies, variable-speed drives for industrial motors and hybrid electric … more

All-Solid, High-Performance Li-Ion Batteries for NASA's Future Science Missions

Company: TH Chem, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, cycle and calendar life, abuse tolerance and cost. This has heavily hindered the advancements of NASA's future space missions that need rechargeable batteries with higher energy density, longer life, and excellent abuse tolerance. In the commercial sector of electrical… more

Wide Temperature, High-Frequency Capacitors for Aerospace Power Conditioning Applications

Company: TPL, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …-55 to 250°C with an energy density>1.0µF/cc. BENEFIT: The success of this development program will enable the miniaturization of electrically driven technologies for future aircraft weapons platforms. Similar benefits can also be realized in commercial hybrid electric… more

Scalable, Wide Bandgap Integrated Circuit Technology for Wide Temperature, Harsh Environment Applications

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … suitable for high levels of integration and high volume manufacturing. BENEFIT: Harsh environment applications such as electrical actuation on military and commercial aircraft, advanced engine controls, downhole energy exploration, propulsion systems of hybrid and all … more

Vertical GaN Substrates

Company: SixPoint Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … project, SixPoint Materials will first focus on developing a high-quality GaN substrate and then on expanding the substrate’s size. If successful, SixPoint Materials will enable high-power GaN circuits that can convert power for electric motors and electric … more

Vertical GaN Substrates

Company: SixPoint Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … project, SixPoint Materials will first focus on developing a high-quality GaN substrate and then on expanding the substrate’s size. If successful, SixPoint Materials will enable high-power GaN circuits that can convert power for electric motors and electric … more

Unconventional wound glass capacitor component for Power Modulator in RF Accelerator

Company: PolyK Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The high energy density energy storage device can also be used in other pulsed power systems such as medical defibrillators, military directed energy weapons, and power conditioning systems such as hybrid electric … more

SBIR Phase I: Cost Competitive High Temperature Film Capacitors with Three-Phase Nanocomposites

Company: PolyK Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … electrostatic capacitors that are critical components in many pulsed power and power electronics. These advanced capacitors will be able to minimize the capacitor size, weight and reduce the material and maintenance cost of power inverters in hybrid and plug-in electric… more

Low-cost, High Energy Si/Graphene Anodes for Li-ion Batteries

Company: XG Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Lithium-ion batteries are being pursued for a variety of applications including electric or hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), consumer electronics, grid energy storage systems and distributed power generation units. The success of Li-ion batteries (LiBs) in… more

SBIR Phase II: The Development of Higher Voltage, Longer Life and Lower Cost Activated Carbon Materials for Supercapacitors

Company: Coulometrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … density and significantly lower cost. This process will also enable a Northern American company to become the first producer of graphite for lithium ion batteries on the continent which can significantly reduce lithium ion battery cost for applications such as electric … more

SBIR Phase I: Cloud-Based Data-Driven Predictive Analytics for Battery Performance

Company: Subway Labs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … designs, its successful implementation and commercialization will result in improvements in performance and reliability of batteries & #8232;and battery-powered devices across a wide range of applications; from smartphones and tablets, to medical devices, to electric … more

SBIR Phase I: Low Cost, High Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries Based On Nano-Structured Silicon Anodes And Ionic Liquid Electrolytes

Company: Silexta Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …a large scale. The increase in anode capacity will result in an estimated 50%-60% increase in energy density for the total battery pack. Since Li-ion batteries are expected to play an increasingly larger role in consumer device storage as well as in industrial and electric … more

Innovative Process for Production of Neodymium Metal and Neodymium-Iron Master Alloy

Company: Boston Electrometallurgical Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Neodymium is an essential element for the powerful permanent magnets used wind turbines, electric vehicles, and other applications. However, neodymium is classified by the Department of Energy as critical due to insufficient and insecure supply, including a virtual monopoly by… more

SBIR Phase I: Multilayer Ceramic Electrolyte Membrane (ML-CEM) for a sodium metal-chloride electrochemical cell

Company: Na4B, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … renewable energy sources, enables micro-grid power architecture to improve the stability and reliability of the electric power distribution, and minimizes the risk of cascading power outages. Furthermore, the proliferation of affordable, zero-emission electric … more

Late Award - Nanocomposite Coatings for Low-Cost Motor Windings in Electric Vehicles

Company: Ngimat Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electric vehicles, including hybrids in the nearer term, are the principal transportation technology by which the United States can become independent of foreign oil, can become energy independent overall, and can effect control over greenhouse emissions. … more

Low-cost, High-capacity Lithium Ion Batteries through Modified Surface and Microstructure

Company: Navitas Systems, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This SBIR Phase II project will result in new battery technology to reduce the cost and extend the range of electric vehicles. This addresses the two key barriers that are limiting electric vehicle adoption.

High Energy Anode Material Development for Li-Ion Batteries

Company: Sinode Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Development and commercialization of SiNode electrode materials for Li-ion batteries can significantly increase the storage capacities of state-of-the-art batteries for electric vehicles. These materials are manufactured via a scalable process that can meet… more